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Potter’s Field: The Chanate Historical Cemetery in Santa Rosa, California

By: Jeremy D. Nichols

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2009

Seller ID: N5010

ISBN: 0788450107

Condition: 174 pages, 8.5x11, 2009, 8.5x11, paper, index, 174 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This book tells the story of the old Sonoma County Cemetery, a place of burial for those who had no family, friends, or money to provide for themselves. "Pauper" cemeteries like this one also served as one of few places where disadvantaged groups could bury their dead; in nineteenth-century California the Chinese were such a group. The history of the cemetery and its eventual abandonment, rediscovery, and restoration is followed by a biographical list of burials in the cemetery. This previously unpublished material is intended for genealogists seeking that distant relation who "wen... View more info